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2 men detained for participating in slaying of anthropologist during Guatemala's civil war

Guatemalan authorities have detained two men accused of participating in the killing of an anthropologist during Guatemala's civil war.

National Police spokesman Pablo Castillo says the men were detained Tuesday in the slaying of Myrna Mack, who was stabbed to death outside her Guatemala City office in 1990. Mack had authored a report documenting military human rights abuses against Mayan civilians at the height of Guatemala's 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996.

Castillo says David Lopez Aguilar and Jose Miguel Gonzales Grijalba were arrested in the provinces of Guatemala and Jutiapa.

According to court documents, Lopez Aguilar, a 50-year-old former police officer, was in charge of the initial investigation of Mack's killing. Authorities say Gonzales Grijalba is 49 years old but gave no other information about him.